Loosen your belts, everyone; it’s time to get cooking for that big turkey meal! I hear a few groans out there, but can it ever be too early to start preparing for Thanksgiving? I vote no, especially if I want to enjoy the holiday with my guests rather than holed up in the kitchen. Everyone has their favorite tried and true Thanksgiving dishes (myself included), but here’s an idea to shake up your traditional offerings this year: why not begin the meal with a bowl of soup?
This Cauliflower Bisque with a curry-infused oil is a perfect starter for any feast. It has a wonderfully light consistency (no cream here!) that won’t weigh you down for the main event. A small dose of curry-infused oil adds just the right amount of liveliness to the cauliflower and onion flavors without overpowering the soup. Starting your meal with this soup is also a great way to sneak in a few more veggies before diving in to rest of your carb- and protein-heavy fare.
This soup can easily be prepared weeks ahead of time, popped in the freezer and pulled out when the big day arrives. The curry-infused oil can also be made a few days in advance and stored in the refrigerator until ready to use. Love recipes that make entertaining easier!
How does your family kick off your Thanksgiving Day feast? Share with us…